8 March 1982 Tracking Of Obscured Targets Via Generalized Correlation Measures
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The tracking of partially obscured targets is an important problem. This paper shows that "non-classical" correlation measures using Lp norms offer great potential in this area. It is shown that as the "p" of the Lp norm is decreased from its normal ("classical") value of 2 the generalized cross-correlation function becomes, up to a point, increasingly immune to partial target obscuration. Optimum performance appears in the range p Pz 0.2. These "low p" correlation methods have a certain relationship to the maximum entropy methods, as shown in the paper. Numerical and graphical examples are presented.
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V. N. Dvornychenko, V. N. Dvornychenko, Harold Mack, Harold Mack, } "Tracking Of Obscured Targets Via Generalized Correlation Measures", Proc. SPIE 0302, Infrared Technology for Target Detection and Classification, (8 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932642; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.932642
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